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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

Always: Mistakes on gender using ultrasound are always possible. I have delivered an 18 weeks stillborn whose sex could not be determined by looking at the genitalia. About the best time for determining gender, realistically, is about 24 weeks by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and very hungry what to do?

18 weeks pregnant and very hungry what to do?

Eat healthy: Watch your carbs and calories, your OB can refer you to a dietician to discuss and make improvements in your diet. ...Read more

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My gct result is 141mg.Am 18 weeks pregnant.Am i diabetic? I feel very hungry nowa days. Aftr meal wit in 4 hrs i feel hungry. Is this normal in pregncy

Need further testing: A gct is only a screening test and would need to be much higher to make the diagnosis of diabetes on its own. A 3 hr GTT is required. Your symptoms are consistent with a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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When can you tell the difference between know when your hungry or know when your baby is hungry i'm 18 weeks pregnant?

When can you tell the difference between know when your hungry or know when your baby is hungry i'm 18 weeks pregnant?

Confusing question: A fetus is deriving nutrients continuously from your body through the placenta. It has no "feeding time". Your digestive tract is constantly absorbing nutrients and sending them to you and baby. If you are hungry, you are feeding you and baby at the same time. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to have a healthy diet during pregnancy I am always hungry i only 18 weeks?

Is there a preferred way to have a healthy diet during pregnancy I am always hungry i only 18 weeks?

Dietitian: Check w/your OB and a good dietitian. A slow progressive weight gain throughout your pregnancy is usually best, but eat healthy and try to avoid junk food, fast food, fatty food, even when you have cravings. ...Read more

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8wks pregnant.wake up @5am everyday.horrible nausea&gagging w/ dry heaving all day until I eat but I get hunger pains even after I eat.why?Please help

8wks pregnant.wake up @5am everyday.horrible nausea&gagging w/ dry heaving all day until I eat but I get hunger pains even after I eat.why?Please help

Contact your OB!: There are treatments available for your nausea etc. that are safe during pregnancy, but only with your OB's knowledge & consent. Ginger ale and crackers eaten when you wake up and between meals may help relieve the nausea and hunger pain. Since you're so young, it's very important that you get proper nutrition from the start, so please take this problem (and your prenatal vitamins) seriously. ...Read more

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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more